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Mahdavian M, Zolala F, Hosseinnejad M. Short Communication: Discrepancies of Disaster Tasks Performance Amongst Health Sectors in Iran. Health in Emergencies and Disasters Quarterly 2019; 5 (1) :19-24
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1- Modeling in Health Research Center, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.
2- Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran. , zolalafarzaneh@gmail.com
3- Department of Health , Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Islamic Azad University, Kerman Branch, Kerman, Iran..
Abstract:   (2901 Views)
Background: Due to the unpredictable nature of disasters, it is crucial to anticipate, define and divide tasks as preparedness activities to respond efficiently. This is because the organizations involved in, becoming aware of their own tasks and other organizations’ tasks. The aim of this study is to explore disparities in the viewpoints of members of Kerman University of medical sciences and Red Crescent in emergent tasks after Bam Earthquake in Iran. 
Materials and Methods: During January and February 2017 a total of 30 members from Kerman Red Crescent and Kerman University of Medical Sciences were recruited through snowball sampling with exploratory interviews and Self-administered questionnaire. The content validity of the questions was tested through obtaining opinion of expert which was acceptable (CVR=0.6, CVI=0.8).
Results: The results of our study showed that there was no predefined agreement about emergent tasks over response phase to the Bam earthquake; buried corpses, and management of received national and international aids from other organizations. Also, involved organizations were not aware the specific tasks of other organizations.
Conclusion: During the disaster response phase in Bam earthquake, there was no agreement about the responsible of organizations for undertaking emergent tasks. This disparity was a barrier for effective response for involved organization.
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Type of Study: short communication | Subject: General
Received: 2019/02/12 | Accepted: 2019/10/9 | Published: 2020/04/8

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